President Lincoln's First Inaugural Address

On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s first presidential inauguration on March 4, 1861, David Zarefsky talked about the… read more

On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s first presidential inauguration on March 4, 1861, David Zarefsky talked about the origin, structure, and language of the inaugural address that the new president delivered on the eve of Civil War. 

“Defining the Secession Crisis: Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address” was a presentation of the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Inauguration Symposium held at the Union League Club of Chicago, in partnership with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Chicago History Museum, Chicago Public Library, Civil War Round Table of Chicago, Lincoln Academy of Illinois, Newberry Library, and the Pritzker Military Library. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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298337-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Nov 13, 2011
Last Aired:
Nov 20, 2011

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  • Nov 13, 2011 | 8:30am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 13, 2011 | 7:30pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 13, 2011 | 10:29pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 19, 2011 | 3:30pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 20, 2011 | 2:30am EST | C-SPAN 3
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